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  • ChuckD05's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 PM
    I said it in the other thread too, but i bet the normal stage 1s of yours could make some nice power coupled with the intakes. Would be a nice replacement without going crazy. I think I may be interested in either stage 1 or 2 , going to email you.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 12:59 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum bob kh.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 PM
    Bingo.
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  • alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
    Today, 12:27 PM
    alex@ABRhouston replied to a thread Single Turbo Build in N54
    ZF makes (almost) everything for BMW now. A few Asins, a few GM's. thats about it
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  • alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
    Today, 12:26 PM
    If you want the best you need to get your wallet out, son!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:13 PM
    Weistec Engineering held a Concourse event at their facility this past weekend in Santa Ana, California. The turnout was quite large as you can see. Fortunately, Weistec has a good amount of parking around their ample sized facility which was able to accommodate. Weistec is primarily known for their Mercedes-AMG work but as you can see what they do generates interest from enthusiasts across the spectrum. In addition to a variety of Benzes you will see everything from Lamborghinis, to Ferraris, to bikes, etc. Turnouts like this prove how big of a name Weistec has become. If they continue to do this event yearly they will likely soon need a bigger venue. Congratulations to @Weistec for how they have come and a successful event. Enjoy the photos. CAR NINJAS PHOTOS FROM HERE ON
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  • Cortez08's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 PM
    What fancy intakes are you referring to?
    8 replies | 136 view(s)
  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 PM
    Children lets play nice please. It is a universal piece of language in the turbocharging world, that when you are still using the stock turbochargers but upgrading the internals to make a bigger / more free flowing turbos, they are called stock frames. As the stock turbo external "frame" remains unchanged, basically if you could not see the wheels, you could mistake a set of stage 2 turbos for stockers as they look the same. So stock turbos are just that, stock turbos. But anything from stage 1 - Stage 2+ are referred to as stock frames, once you change any of the external housings, meaning compressor or turbine, you cannot no longer call it a stock frame. It is also usually accepted that you can change the CHRA, or bearing housing, and it can still be considered a stock frame, even though it really isn't. So your question was actually correct answered just based on your wording. If you were referring to stock turbos themselves, it has not been tested, but it they will be soon I am sure.
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  • Cortez08's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 PM
    Thanks for the feedback and suggestions. I did not mention that my car is an XI so I am thinking the Motiv single turbo may not fit. My turbos are rattling pretty bad so turbo replacement is going to have to happen sooner than later. I realize the cost of 100 octane but it may just be a matter of convenience and it will require a less complex fuel system compared to E85 if I am understanding correctly. Its going to be an hour and a half round trip just to fill up on E85.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:02 PM
    Weistec Engineering held a Concourse event at their facility this past weekend in Santa Ana, California. The turnout was quite large as you can see. Fortunately, Weistec has a good amount of parking around their ample sized facility which was able to accommodate. Weistec is primarily known for their Mercedes-AMG work but as you can see what they do generates interest from enthusiasts across the spectrum. In addition to a variety of Benzes you will see everything from Lamborghinis, to Ferraris, to bikes, etc. Turnouts like this prove how big of a name Weistec has become. If they continue to do this event yearly they will likely soon need a bigger venue. Congratulations to Weistec for how they have come and a successful event. Enjoy the photos. CAR NINJAS PHOTOS FROM HERE ON
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:57 AM
    You wrote January 10th but It's February 15th
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  • mweisforfer's Avatar
    Today, 11:51 AM
    Does anyone know if an alternative pre March 2007 Alpina Flash has been developed? If so, can you provide a link... Please Advise..
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 11:50 AM
    Ava24Cdqqh, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:49 AM
    Promoted to the front page. Edited to space it out a bit. Many run on sentences and so forth but I'm not going to edit grammar.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 11:47 AM
    Put the car on the dyno tonight, for a few runs with the new intakes on. The results were pretty much as expected, we can most likely get more power out of the car, but 640WHP on stage 2's (or RB's), very very doubtful. These results were had with no tuner on hand, Dzenno is Skiing, and made me 2 maps one with low timing and one with the high timing (the same timing we ran last time on the dyno), well due to a miscommunication on my part they were left for IJEOS(shop car), instead of I8AOS for the car these are on. So they were unusable meaning we had one back end flash, with timing set to 10-13.5 up top, which is 2 degrees less then we ran on the previous dyno session records. We also were having a very hard time getting boost smooth in the JB, Terry, and I worked at it for about 20-40 logs, and got it to this level of smoothness, for some reason the PID had to be dropped way down as very small PWM changes were making big swings in boost, even with PID this low boost would still do weird things. It would spool then quickly drop boost, then build it again, which is that little depression in TQ you see from 3500-4250 or so, after that boost would smooth out, and track pretty well to redline. On the previous dyno the Stage 2 record was achieved on 29psi peak to 17.5 psi at redline as that is all we could make. These numbers were achieved with 27 psi peak to 22 psi at redline. We couldn't go any higher as we were getting a LOT of corrections, and LPFP was going nuts, but we can easily hold 25+ psi to redline if we can get the other issues figured out, but BP and shaft speed with those little compressors is going to be up there, and not healthy. If we matched the previous boost in the midrange, and fixed the boost drop off then rebuild issue, the curves down low would basically be identical. As far as LPFP something is really going on there, I will investigate tomorrow, as its pretty scary. With this against us, we still managed to make 576WHP/615WTQ with all these issues, once Dzenno gets back, and we can have a tuner on hand as we dyno, as well as get the LPFP, and boost figured out, the graph will smooth way out, and we have no doubt should achieve 600WHP with a few more psi, and less timing corrections. Either way, the intakes do exactly advertised, offer you much more flow to redline, and a much more flat power curve where it counts in the high end of the rev band. I threw a graph in there against 2+ as well, there really is no comparison, 2+ leaves the 15T's in the dust on about the same boost midrange and 2 psi more up top. All, and all we are happy, and these delivered as expected, once we get tuning sorted, we should have nice clean graph, and right around 600/600. Not bad for a set of Stage 2's...:naughty: Break down: VTT Stage 2's Billet 15T's VTT Silicone intakes VTT Silicone Charge pipe VTT Double Barrel HPFP upgrade Fuel-it Stage 2 LPFP with 450 inline Cobb AP with PTF custom back end flash JB4 100% E85 All runs done in 4th gear Stage 2 Silicone Vs Stage 2 Stock intake Stage 2 Silicone Vs Stage 2+ Data Zap Log http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/stage-2-silicone-intake-dyno-run-476?log=0&data=1-3-4-8-10-11-17-25-26-27-28-29 Jb Log
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:39 AM
    I think that kind of thing is going to be way down the line unless someone does a swap with a standalone.
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  • hakentt's Avatar
    Today, 11:37 AM
    I wonder if there will be CAS/EWS delete for these engine computers, so that we can swap the S55 engine in another chassis?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:28 AM
    I've been to Monte Cassino and seen the graves. Considering how many young Polish men (18-20) gave their lives to capture it I'm amazed this bear survived the assault and even was able to carry ammunition to help.
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 11:21 AM
    That is awesome. I want a bear I can drink smoke and wrestle with.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:10 AM
    Badass? Badass:
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 11:02 AM
    Welcome KimTMBapf, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:02 AM
    Since the launch of the MP4-12C McLaren has continued to refine the platform. They offered a 616 horsepower ECU tune upgrade for the MP4-12C. They then launched the 650S model with refined styling and more power. It appears the 650S is about to be updated as well with a new 675 LT model. Whether the styling changes is anyone's guess but the test mule does have the front and rear lights covered. Does this mean more P1 inspired touches? That can only be a good thing. Regarding the motor it is getting a power boost to 666 horsepower. How this will be achieved has yet to be disclosed but it could be with changes to the tune or exhaust. They likely will refine both aspects. The car is expected to also drop a significant 100 kilograms. That is a significant drop and should make the 675 LT model just absurdly fast on top of the already very fast 650S. Expect an official reveal in Geneva in March and for the model to be limited to 250 units rather than for it to replace the 650S outright. Source
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